Aug 9, 2012

Swatch: THIRD version of Catrice Sold Out For Ever!?

Last week was busy week for Catrice fans, that they launched their new shades for fall/winter 2012. And meanwhile, I found they also re-launched their well-known Sold Out For Ever; but with the different shade, AGAIN.

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I’ll let first two photos to say everything. Even just from bottle and without the swatch, difference is clear. Different shade, same name, same product code. How it can be possible? No way, Catrice, no way, I must say this is completely WRONG.

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Now let’s see on the tip. Again different shade. And here I’d like to focus on detailed “difference” for each shade, so you won’t get wrong one from what you really need. All of these are two thick coats without topcoat.

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1) 1st version (or Original version)
Light yellowish mint green with GREEN shimmer. Shimmer is a bit subtle but still enough to shine even under the room lamp or shade. Formula is smooth but bit sheer so need thick two coats or thin three coats to get the color. As known as dupe of Chanel Jade or Dior Waterlily, I’ve heard THAT is the reason this shade got its name as “Sold Out For Ever”; pretty ironically.

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2) 2nd version
White green…or even greenish-white with WHITE shimmer.Shimmer is SUPER subtle so it looks like normal crème, but if you see very careful you can see really tiny sparkles hiding in. Coverage is OK but unfortunately formula is not good or even BAD, it’s thick, chalky and powdery, not easy to control. Meh :(

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3) 3rd version
Bold mint green CREME. NO shimmer at all. Looks a bit similar with 1st version under dark place; I almost mistook this as a original color at the shop. Thanks to my hub who found this doesn’t have any shimmer in it, which is big difference. Actually this one is not a disappointing color, formula is smooth, easy control and ONE COATER.

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So overall…I don’t really understand what Catrice is doing. Especially third one - which came out recently - is pretty good polish by its color and formula, it’s really a pity that this recent one doesn’t have its own name. Anyway, I hope this post will help not to get confused…Same name with two different shade is not that rare, but now it’s THREE…Already enough to mix up one’s mind.

22 comments:

  1. O_o that really doesn´t make any sense! When I saw the first picture I was pretty sure the very left polish would be the one from the current limited edition. TO see that those are the "exact" same polishes blows my mind.

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    1. Yep, it's crazy!!
      And that Cucuba green has similar shade but without shimmer (and because of that I didn't buy it; maybe I can get one just for color comparison :P)

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    2. That would be really interesting^^
      The one good thing about this is, that I can see a pretty nice ombre nail comming out of those "same" colours.

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    3. So now you can see what I did with them! :D

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  2. So weird! I'm still seeing 1st version with shimmer in our stores. -.-

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    1. And here I don't see 2nd one anywhere anymore! They swept off those stuff very quickly O.O

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  3. Wow, i totally didn't hear about that. I'm glad I got the first version as i still find it the most pretty out of the three. But what does Catrice think!? Ridiculous to use the same name thrice...

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    1. I HAVE NO IDEA.
      OK twice is somewhat understandable, but thrice as you say...pretty incredible :/

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  4. That makes no sense whatsoever. I like the three different polishes but I wish they'd given them different names! The first version is still my favourite, and I'm in love with it so I'm glad I have a bottle. :3

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    1. That's really my opinion! I'm not saying 2nd/3rd is crap, I'm just wondering why they didn't get their own name :/

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  5. Wow! I mean, I already saw your pic on twitter but to see so detailled and so much evidence for bad quality control, it leaves me speechless.
    Thank goodness I somehow got the first version. It was pure luck :D

    Chester :)

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    1. It's nothing but just obvious; I'm even happy I could get all for this comparison, though...Ugh :(

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  6. it's a bit crazy to have 3 different polishes with the same name! great post!

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    1. It IS crazy! I've never seen such a stuff. NEVER.

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  7. Hihi maybe it's a conspricy by Catrice to confuse all the buyers and make them think they don't have the colour yet (eventhough they really wanted 'Sold Out Forever') so that people will buy it 3 times, without having the difficulties of making up a new name :O
    Or maybe that's just my imagination losing controll..
    It's seriously weird though

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    1. Hahahahaha, WHY NOT!?!? :D
      Anyway it's really strange to think about such a brand's/company's behavior, I just don't understand :/

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  8. Have you noticed that they changed the color of Blue Cara Ciao as well with the last influx of new colors? I have one I bought at the beginning of the year and the new (more intense) one I got shortly after the new colors came out. They're two different polishes with the same number/name.

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    1. First, sorry for super-late reply. I hope I didn't make you upset!
      Second, ...REALLY!? I fortunately have first one, I think, but now I need to check it out!! Thank you for the info, I really would like to see...how the fact is :)

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  9. That would really bother the OCD in me. Nevertheless, I'd love all three of those D:

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    1. It's really bothering...but well, it's going to be discontinued soon, so hope same thing won't happen anymore :/

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